Ohio and West Virginia
Burgess & Niple (B&N) completed landfill-siting studies for two new residual waste landfills to be used for bottom ash and fly ash disposal. One study was completed to site a new facility in Ohio. A second study was completed to select a site for landfill development in West Virginia.
A geographic information system (GIS) was used to gather data from public sources and compile maps to identify possible landfill development sites with a minimum 15-year capacity. Landfill siting criteria was based on Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for the Ohio site and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) regulations for the West Virginia site.
The site screening process identified available areas for landfill development. A fatal-flaw assessment and numerical analysis were conducted to rank the perspective locations. After a number of site candidates were identified, a field reconnaissance was completed to gather site-specific information and further rank the potential locations.
A conceptual landfill design was completed for each of the selected sites. The conceptual designs included landfill site layout, phase construction, and site closure presented in map and cross-section view. Property plat information was researched and compiled to identify and summarize property ownership in the area of the top two candidate sites.
Methods for waste hauling and specific transportation routes were also studied. Dedicated rail transportation and construction of a dedicated haul road were considered. Construction cost estimates and an operation cost estimate were generated for each of the candidate sites.